Identifying waste, optimising use and accurate sub-metering and billing of energy and water are a key requirement for the efficient operation of existing and new buildings. Whether you’re operating a public sector office block, hospital, university campus, school or housing/accommodation you need to optimise energy and water consumption.
In existing buildings with limited drawings and old pipe-work, which goes who knows where this can be a daunting task. The first step in managing the consumption is to find out “what’s flowing where” i.e. to measure consumption by accountable areas but how? The answer is clamp-on, non-invasive water flow and energy measurement from Micronics, yes that’s right clamp-on i.e. no need to drain down systems and cut into existing pipe-work! Micronics can supply or rent a simple to use portable instrument such as the PF330 for the initial investigations i.e. to help you build a picture of what’s going on. And as a next stage they can provide fixed clamp-on solution such as the U1000MKII-HM to provide the essential ongoing measurement and monitoring for effective energy management and user cost centre monitoring. The New U1000MKII-HM is a “Best Value” Clamp-on, Ultrasonic heat/energy meter alternative to traditional inline energy meters, for energy management and cost centre monitoring in district or shared heating or cooling systems, which offers significant installation cost and dry maintenance benefits over traditional in-line products.
Micronics has built on its success with the U1000 heat meter range to develop a MKII version, which extends the pipe size to cover applications from 22mm – 180mm (6”) OD pipe.
And whilst the U1000MKII-HM can still be used as a stand-alone product, in the all important area of connectivity the new product supports optional Modbus RTU slave and RS485 serial communications for aM&T or BEMs systems with Mbus communication.
The MKII also incorporates a new cross correlation flow measurement system and 1Mhz transducers to improve performance on poor older thick wall pipes and larger pipe-work, now up to 180mm (6”) OD!. And there is also a new water/glycol option for chilled water applications.
Still simple to install: connect power and enter the pipe inside diameter, adjust the sensors and clamp-on the pipe with no specialist skills or tools required but now with a wider range of application the MKII heat meter offers a clamp-on non-invasive alternative to traditional in-line meter installation.
If you’re a Building Services Engineer working on the design and whole-life operating cost of a new building, Micronics can provide fixed clamp-on solutions, which are far more cost-effective than large in-line meters, when the installation cost is taken into account and will provide lower ongoing servicing costs through dry maintenance i.e. no need to drain down pipe-work for repair or maintenance, which is a significant benefit in critical system installations such as Hospitals or University research areas.
However, we recognise that clamp-on is not the only solution and so in areas such as consumption measurement and billing of residential or commercial district/group heating or chilled water we can supply a cost effective in-line solution using an advanced range of in-line heat/energy meter products.
So if you need to measure, monitor or provide accurate billing for energy or water consumption in your facility we believe we have the solution and we would value the opportunity to discuss your requirements. Please take a look at our website: www.micronicsflowmeters.com and if you have any questions or specific applications you’re considering we would be pleased to provide an FOC no obligation proposal and you may also benefit from our “Try before you buy” promotion.